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Aide-mémoire (French pronunciation: ​[ɛdmemwaʁ], "memory aid") is a French loanword meaning "a memory-aid; a reminder or memorandum, especially a book or document serving this purpose".

In international relations, an aide-mémoire is a proposed agreement or negotiating text circulated informally among delegations for discussion without committing the originating delegation's country to the contents. It has no identified source, title, or attribution and no standing in the relationship involved. Such a text is also referred to as a non-paper in many international organizations, including the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade/World Trade Organization[1][2] and sometimes within the European Union.[3]

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  1. ^ "AIDE MEMOIRE INTEGRATED FRAMEWORK DIAGNOSTIC STUDY – YEMEN PRELIMINARY VISIT FEBRUARY 4 –13, 2002. (yemen_am.pdf)". Enhanced Integrated Framework. Archived from the original (pdf) on 6 November 2016. Retrieved 18 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Aide-Mémoire 7th Session of the UN Human Rights Council 3rd to 28th March 2008" (PDF). International Society Human Rights (ISHR). Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 July 2011. Retrieved 13 May 2009.
  3. ^ "ABC of Diplomacy - K until Z". Switzerland: Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. Archived from the original on 25 March 2012. Retrieved 8 June 2021.